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    A Nice Idea,’ Elumelu Weighs In On Acquiring NPFL Club

    Philanthropist and Nigeria’s billionaire Tony Elumelu has signified  interest in acquiring a club in the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) following  discussions  with the Minister of Sports Development Senator John Owan Enoh.

    The Chairman of Heirs Holdings and United Bank for Africa (UBA) hinted as  much while  responding  to a string of discussion concerning private ownership of clubs in Nigeria .

    Earlier on Tuesday, the X user, LawyerDayo, said:  Can we get the President and Ministry of Sport to weigh in on the big corporations in Nigeria to buy at least one league club as part of CSR? Imagine Dangote buys Kano pillars, BUA buys Kwara United, Elumelu acquires Rivers United, Geregu takes over 3SC. Imagine the competition?

    Responding , the founder of The Tony Elumelu Foundation,  disclosed that he alongside some other top personalities in the country , have been contacted by the minister as they are currently evaluating the viability of acquisition in bid to further develop the league  as a form of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

    He responded to the user  saying ‘this s a nice idea’ with  accompanying   thumbed up emoji  and added:

    “ The Sports Minister, Senator John Enoh @OwanEnoh, is already thinking  along this line  and has approached me and we are already evaluating viability.”

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